Items Tagged ‘Oxycodone’

September 25, 2009

FDA Panel Recommends Approval of New Oxycodone Formulation

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

An FDA advisory panel voted to recommend approval of a new formulation of oxycodone hydrochloride (OxyContin) that is more difficult to crush or dissolve, and which may deter drug abuse.   Although there is no proof that the new formulation is safer, the panel agreed that making the pills harder to crush, chew, or dissolve […]

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Tags: Anesthesiology, Oxycodone

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